Daily News: October 28, 2015

Carl Marks Hires Managing Director to Support Oil & Gas Practice


Carl Marks Advisors announced that H. Brock Hudson joined the firm as managing director, supporting its investment banking and advisory teams, in the oil and gas sector.

Hudson brings more than 30 years of experience as an energy lender and as a manager of oil and gas producing assets. Brock also structured and closed a number of complex and innovative financing transactions for middle market E&Ps.

“Brock is a tremendous asset to our energy team, which has been an exclusive financial advisor and investment banker to several energy companies this year, and expands Carl Marks Advisors’ footprint in the sector,” said Duff Meyercord, managing partner at Carl Marks Advisors. “Brock’s reputation and track record in financing large and mid-sized companies, and knowledge and experience operating oil and gas assets, is a valuable complement to our qualifications and capabilities. We are delighted to have Brock on our team,” he added.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Hudson served as manager of the Houston E&P/Midstream group and senior vice president, Energy Capital Markets for Amegy Bank where he managed a team of eight professionals and oversaw a loan portfolio of $2.2 billion. Hudson was also a principal and manager of a series of private equity backed companies and served in management roles at Torch Energy Advisors, a large oil and gas asset management company where he focused on finding and creating exit strategies for the institutional limited partners in the various Torch funds.

As an operator, Hudson held management responsibility for the drilling, acquisition, operation, and divestment of thousands of wells, involving the deployment and successful return of several hundred million dollars of investment capital. Hudson has proven management experience in land, drilling and production operations, working interest partner management, trade term negotiations, acquisition and divestitures and driving results within complex organizations.